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Council snubbed by Tourism Central Australia




Council, once a board member with full voting rights, is now welcome only as an observer, despite being a significant player in the local tourism industry. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Also: the debate on speed reducing devices for Woods Terrace.

Spike in domestic violence on White Ribbon weekend


Examination of a long list of alcohol control issues is getting slowly up to speed under a new government, reports ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTO (courtesy police): Friday morning's White Ribbon parade moving down Todd Mall.

Running with musical adventurers




When the four women came together – just four performances ago, the first in May this year – the deal was to each contribute two original songs. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

Treasurer says small jobs package great for tradies




... but Opposition says its scheme was better. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Custodian honoured for contribution to the arts




Doris Kngwarraye Stuart has been awarded the annual Lofty "for deepening understanding, contributing to and extending the contemporary cultural conversation in Central Australia and beyond.” KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Wakefield's spending figures are rubbish: Lambley



Budgets announced for Araluen and Braitling electorates out by $44m, writes Independent MLA.


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Flood risk sends premiums sky high




A 250% increase in the cost of insurance although the house was never flooded in living memory, says resident. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


CatholicCare jobs for dole falls in a heap: allegation




Government funded program in turmoil, says former Finke resident. Claims are "malicious," says the NGO. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Domestic violence: where services go, reporting follows




A big jump in outreach clients includes women from remote communities as well as as young women under 18 years, the youngest being just 13. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Government scraps tourism infrastructure fund




Fund was popular, writes ROBYN LAMBLEY (pictured). New government is "looking at new ways," says Treasurer.


Position Doubtful: revealing excavation of our place & times



Author Kim Mahood comes into the desert with history and relationships as well as hardiness and skills rooted in her childhood on a cattle station.  She renews her relationships with people and place in a context that is utterly changed.  KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

New look youth detention




Territory Families will "get ahead of the game" with work starting on a new youth detention facility in or near Alice Springs. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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